USDA to Assist Midwestern Farmers Affected by Recent Flooding

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The USDA will Iowan residents, farmers and ranchers that were recently affected by extreme flooding. Officials in the regional, state and county offices are responding and providing a variety of program flexibilities and other assitance to residents, agricultural producers and impacted communities at large.

“Recent flooding in the Midwest and along the Missouri and Mississippi River Valleys has caused devastating impacts across the region, and USDA has personnel and resources devoted to helping farmers and communities recover after this storm,” Secretary Sonny Perdue says. “I encourage area farmers and ranchers to contact their local USDA Service Center so we can work with them to identify the resources and tools needed to reestablish their operations. While farmers and ranchers in the area are resilient, the pain is real. We will do everything in our power at USDA to be as helpful as we possibly can.”

Trump recently declared major disaster exists in the Iowa counties of Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona and Woodbury.